Tags: DH Bikes
Matt Wragg    Jun 30, 2020
Now THAT Was A Bike: Nico Vouilloz's Sunn Radical+ Now THAT Was A Bike: Nico Vouilloz's Sunn Radical+
Nico Vouilloz's Sunn Radical was ahead of its time in the late '90s.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 26, 2020
The Evolution of the Commencal Supreme The Evolution of the Commencal Supreme
Trace the history of the Commencal Supreme from past to present.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 18, 2020
The Best Tech From Vallnord DH World Cups The Best Tech From Vallnord DH World Cups
All the best tech from Vallnord dating back to 2013.
Pinkbike Originals    Jun 10, 2020
Video: Bike Check - Christina Chappetta's Trek Session Video: Bike Check - Christina Chappetta's Trek Session
We took a look at Pinkbike presenter Christina Chappetta's Trek Slash earlier this spring, and now we're taking a look at her downhill rig.
Dan Roberts    Jun 9, 2020
Specialized Launches Mixed Wheel Size Demo Specialized Launches Mixed Wheel Size Demo
Mullet as standard and loads of adjustability on the latest Demo.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 7, 2020
Bike Check: Neko Mulally's Intense M29: Downhill Southeast - Windrock 2020 Bike Check: Neko Mulally's Intense M29: Downhill Southeast - Windrock 2020
Neko's M29 is kitted out with fresh Fox suspension, TRP's new brakes, and drivetrain silencers.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 4, 2020
Throwback: The Best Tech From the Fort William DH World Cups Throwback: The Best Tech From the Fort William DH World Cups
Here's a look back on some of the best tech we've seen during our visits to Fort William.
James Smurthwaite    May 8, 2020
The Best Tech From the Losinj DH World Cup The Best Tech From the Losinj DH World Cup
Travel back to 2018, the one and only time the DH World Cup circus arrived in Losinj.
James Smurthwaite    May 2, 2020
Bike Check: Isak Leivsson's Homemade Steel Downhill Bike Bike Check: Isak Leivsson's Homemade Steel Downhill Bike
The Norwegian rider returns with a hand-built bike with geometry numbers based on Sam Hill's golden era.
James Smurthwaite    Apr 28, 2020
Greg Minnaar vs Luca Shaw vs Loris Vergier: 3 Santa Cruz V10s Head to Head Greg Minnaar vs Luca Shaw vs Loris Vergier: 3 Santa Cruz V10s Head to Head
Three different riders, three different setups and the V10 MX, get stuck into the nerdy details here.
Ross Bell    Mar 31, 2020
Bike Check: Greg Williamson's Commencal Supreme Bike Check: Greg Williamson's Commencal Supreme
A new Commencal frame with some shiny, prototype Fox bits for Greg Williamson.
Aidan Oliver    Mar 9, 2020
Spotted: Canyon's New Sender Breaks Cover in Rotorua Spotted: Canyon's New Sender Breaks Cover in Rotorua
Our first look at the new Canyon downhill bike between the tapes in Rotorua
Aidan Oliver    Mar 7, 2020
Bike Check: Sam Blenkinsop's Norco Aurum HSP 29" - Crankworx Rotorua 2020 Bike Check: Sam Blenkinsop's Norco Aurum HSP 29" - Crankworx Rotorua 2020
Check out Sam Blenkinsop's new and very sparkly Norco Aurum HSP 29 before the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill.
Aidan Oliver    Mar 4, 2020
Jackson Goldstone's Custom Painted Lunar Trek Session - Crankworx Rotorua 2020 Jackson Goldstone's Custom Painted Lunar Trek Session - Crankworx Rotorua 2020
Jackson is hoping to shoot the moon on this ride now that he's old enough for Crankworx Rotorua events.
Canfield Bikes    Mar 3, 2020
Canfield Bikes Rolls Out ONE.2 29er Downhill Bike Canfield Bikes Rolls Out ONE.2 29er Downhill Bike
Canfield's ONE.2 boasts eight inches of travel front and rear and is designed to accept both 29 and 27.5-inch wheels.
   Feb 20, 2020
Format Bikes Announce Redesigned 'Format 4112' Downhill Bike Format Bikes Announce Redesigned 'Format 4112' Downhill Bike
Format bikes reveal details for their completely redesigned 'Format 4112' downhill bike.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 10, 2020
4 Bike Checks from DarkFest 2020 4 Bike Checks from DarkFest 2020
It takes some pretty special riders to hit the huge jumps at Darkfest, but it takes some pretty special bikes too. Here are four of our favourites from some Fest first timers to one of the founders of the whole series
Samantha Saskia Dugon    Feb 6, 2020
Bike Check: Brendan Fairclough's Scott Gambler - Darkfest 2020 Bike Check: Brendan Fairclough's Scott Gambler - Darkfest 2020
Here's how Fairclough changes his bike between racing World Cup DH and a weekend of massive jumps.
Mike Levy    Feb 2, 2020
Video: Here's How to Make Your Own Carbon DH Bike Video: Here's How to Make Your Own Carbon DH Bike
A step-by-step guide for the DIY'er who loves carbon fiber.
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Halo Wheels    Dec 13, 2019
Now Closed: Halo Wheels & YT Industries Announce Custom Jordie Lunn Bike Raffle in His Memory Now Closed: Halo Wheels & YT Industries Announce Custom Jordie Lunn Bike Raffle in His Memory
All proceeds of this raffle will go towards charitable causes that Jordie Lunn believed in so that his memory will live on.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 23, 2020
[Updated] Video: Aaron Gwin Teases New Downhill Bike [Updated] Video: Aaron Gwin Teases New Downhill Bike
Race season is on the way, and it looks like Gwin is testing a new frame.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 23, 2020
Prime Bicycles Launches with 29" Downhill Bike Tease Prime Bicycles Launches with 29" Downhill Bike Tease
It's not often a brand comes along and their first bike is a carbon downhill bike but it's certainly a way to grab our attention.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 11, 2019
Review: Scott Gambler 900 Tuned - A Sub-35 Pound Downhill Bike Review: Scott Gambler 900 Tuned - A Sub-35 Pound Downhill Bike
The new Gambler is a whole different beast than its predecessor. We put it to the test.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 25, 2019
Quiver: The Many Bikes of Bernard Kerr Quiver: The Many Bikes of Bernard Kerr
Take a look at the fleet of training tools that Bernard Kerr uses to get ready for the World Cup DH season and Hardline.
Sarah Moore    Oct 24, 2019
21 Downhill Bikes of Red Bull Rampage 2019 - Vote For Your Favourite 21 Downhill Bikes of Red Bull Rampage 2019 - Vote For Your Favourite
Take a run through the custom goodness from the 21 competitors and then vote for your favorite.
Ed Spratt    Oct 18, 2019
Insync Racing to Develop Prototype DH  Race Bike for 2020 Insync Racing to Develop Prototype DH Race Bike for 2020
Veronika Widmann and the Insync Team to swap their YT Tues bikes for a totally new frame in 2020.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 17, 2019
First Look: The 2020 Commencal Furious is Bike Park & Freeride Friendly First Look: The 2020 Commencal Furious is Bike Park & Freeride Friendly
The Furious has been updated with a longer reach, shorter chainstays, and a stiffer frame.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 14, 2019
Review: Santa Cruz V10 29 - A Highly Refined & Rapid DH Race Bike Review: Santa Cruz V10 29 - A Highly Refined & Rapid DH Race Bike
We put the latest version of Santa Cruz's DH race machine to the test.
Samantha Saskia Dugon    Sep 14, 2019
Bike Check: Jackson Goldstone's Trek Session 9.9 - Nines 2019 Bike Check: Jackson Goldstone's Trek Session 9.9 - Nines 2019
With a new frame just in time for the Audi Nines event, Jackson talks us through his dream bike.
Andy Vathis    Sep 14, 2019
27 Downhill Bikes From US Open 2019 27 Downhill Bikes From US Open 2019
With some of the world's best in attendance, there are plenty of interesting bikes rolling around the pits.
Tristan Tinn    Sep 13, 2019
12 Downhill Bikes From Hardline 2019 12 Downhill Bikes From Hardline 2019
It's on. Hardline is kicking off with a bang in the sun soaked Welsh Valleys. Here are twelve of the bikes taking a beating.
Pivot Cycles    Sep 4, 2019
Video: Pivot Cycles Announces New Phoenix 29, then Bernard Kerr, Matt Walker, & Eddie Masters Send It Video: Pivot Cycles Announces New Phoenix 29, then Bernard Kerr, Matt Walker, & Eddie Masters Send It
Pivot says that the lower, more compact 190mm travel design of the dw-link on the new Pivot 29 increases overall stiffness and lowers the center of gravity.
Daniel Sapp    Sep 1, 2019
Bike Check: Neko Mulally's Intense M29 - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019 Bike Check: Neko Mulally's Intense M29 - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019
Neko Mulally's lumberjack themed Intense M29 is one of a kind and he's raffling it off to get more kids on bikes after this weekend's race.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 31, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Vote For Your Favorite Custom World Champs Downhill Bike Pinkbike Poll: Vote For Your Favorite Custom World Champs Downhill Bike
Do your prefer sparkles over stripes? Wild over mild? Choose you favorite DH rig out of this mega batch of custom World Champs bikes.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 30, 2019
Bike Check: Marine Cabirou's Game of Thrones Scott Gambler - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019 Bike Check: Marine Cabirou's Game of Thrones Scott Gambler - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019
Marine Cabirou seems to have adjusted well to a new bike and a new team this season. Going into World Champs after winning the last two World Cups, her Scott Gambler is dialed and poised for a podium finish.
Ross Bell    Aug 28, 2019
29 Custom Painted DH Bikes from the Mont-Sainte-Anne World Champs 2019 29 Custom Painted DH Bikes from the Mont-Sainte-Anne World Champs 2019
Feast your eyes on the first batch of blinged-out beauties from DH World Champs.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 11, 2019
Spotted: New Mondraker DH Bike Spotted: New Mondraker DH Bike
Seen at Lenzerheide, this one has 29-inch wheels, an aluminum chassis and dual-link rear suspension - but no chain idler...
Richard Cunningham    Aug 8, 2019
2 Affordable Alloy Versions of Scott's New Gambler DH Bike Coming This Fall 2 Affordable Alloy Versions of Scott's New Gambler DH Bike Coming This Fall
Get the speed, adjustability and dual-wheel-size capability of its new race proven Gambler Tuned in a full aluminum or a carbon front triangle option
Rick Schubert Schubert    Aug 4, 2019
29 Bikes for Future World Cup Shredders - Rookies Championships 2019 29 Bikes for Future World Cup Shredders - Rookies Championships 2019
We caught up with some of the quickest youngsters from the iXS Rookies World Champs.
Mike Levy    Aug 1, 2019
Bike Check: Charlie Harrison's Session 29er - Val di Sole World Cup DH 2019 Bike Check: Charlie Harrison's Session 29er - Val di Sole World Cup DH 2019
Big wheels, stiff suspension, and a whole lotta green and sparkles for the American racer.
Ross Bell    Jul 31, 2019
Tech Randoms: Val di Sole World Cup DH 2019 Tech Randoms: Val di Sole World Cup DH 2019
Teams were busy getting bikes ready for the steep and potentially wet track that awaits racers in Val di Sole.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 31, 2019
Review: 2019 Kona Operator CR - An Adaptable & Sturdy DH Machine Review: 2019 Kona Operator CR - An Adaptable & Sturdy DH Machine
We put the big-wheeled version of Kona's latest Operator DH bike to the test.
Transition Bikes    Jul 30, 2019
Video: Transition Announces All New TR11 Downhill Bike Video: Transition Announces All New TR11 Downhill Bike
The new Transition TR11 is longer, uses a different shock length, has a straight 56mm headtube, and more.
Eric Palmer    Jul 20, 2019
18 DH Bikes from Loosefest XL 18 DH Bikes from Loosefest XL
Big bikes with small wheels, semi-slick tires, and single-speed drivetrains for the biggest jumps in the world.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 12, 2019
DH Bike Tech: Super-Sized Brake Rotors DH Bike Tech: Super-Sized Brake Rotors
200, 220, 246mm... Just how big can brake rotors get?
Richard Cunningham    Jul 12, 2019
Bike Check: Nina Hoffmann's Juliana She-10 - Les Gets World Cup DH 2019 Bike Check: Nina Hoffmann's Juliana She-10 - Les Gets World Cup DH 2019
The German privateer who has reshuffled the order of women's World Cup DH talks about bike setup and making the show.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 11, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Scott Gambler DH Bike is Light & Ultra-Adjustable First Ride: The 2020 Scott Gambler DH Bike is Light & Ultra-Adjustable
Scott didn't hold back in their quest to create one of the lightest DH race bikes on the market.
Sarah Moore    Jul 10, 2019
Tech Briefing: Purple Components, Youth Apparel, 2020 Bikes & More - July 2019 Tech Briefing: Purple Components, Youth Apparel, 2020 Bikes & More - July 2019
A monthly round-up of the latest tech, this time including gear from Commencal, Nukeproof, ENVE, Giro, and more.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 9, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Demo 29 - Specialized's New Aluminum DH Race Machine First Ride: The 2020 Demo 29 - Specialized's New Aluminum DH Race Machine
You've seen the prototypes, now it's time to check out the production version of the new Demo.
Mike Levy    Jul 4, 2019
Giant's Prototype 29er Downhill Bike - Vallnord World Cup DH 2019 Giant's Prototype 29er Downhill Bike - Vallnord World Cup DH 2019
It had to happen sooner or later. Giant's prototype 29" wheeled Glory makes an appearance at this weekend's World Cup.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 16, 2019
Brook Macdonald vs Laurie Greenland: 2 Mondraker Summums Head to Head Brook Macdonald vs Laurie Greenland: 2 Mondraker Summums Head to Head
We compare cockpits, suspension tunes and frame choices between two athletes who's riding styles are as different as their physical proportions
Vitus Bikes    Jun 8, 2019
Vitus Announces 2019 Dominer DH Bike Vitus Announces 2019 Dominer DH Bike
The Vitus Dominer adds more travel and a downhill specific tubeset to their Sommet platform.
Ross Bell    May 20, 2019
8 World Cup DH Racers' Cockpit Setups - British National Series Round 2 8 World Cup DH Racers' Cockpit Setups - British National Series Round 2
Armed with the most accurate tape measure in the Scottish Highlands we went and scoured the Fort William pits to check out 8 racers' cockpit setups.
   Apr 29, 2019
Bike Check: Tahnée Seagrave's Transition TR11 Bike Check: Tahnée Seagrave's Transition TR11
Tahnée turned it up to 11 in Maribor aboard this speedy machine.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 27, 2019
Bike Check: Aaron Gwin's Intense M29 - Maribor DH World Cup 2019 Bike Check: Aaron Gwin's Intense M29 - Maribor DH World Cup 2019
New year, new team. Aaron Gwin is back and hungry for the top step on Sunday. We get the low down from his mechanic, John Hall.
Mike Levy    Apr 25, 2019
Joe Smith's Propain Rage CF - Maribor World Cup DH 2019 Joe Smith's Propain Rage CF - Maribor World Cup DH 2019
Big wheels and exotic Italian suspension.
Mike Levy    Apr 25, 2019
A Closer Look at Cannondale's Wild 2-Shock DH Bike - Maribor World Cup DH 2019 A Closer Look at Cannondale's Wild 2-Shock DH Bike - Maribor World Cup DH 2019
Attention armchair engineers: Cannondale's return to top-flight DH racing includes two rear shocks, an idler pulley, and a lot of carbon fiber.
James Smurthwaite    Apr 25, 2019
Bike Check: Danny Hart's 29/27.5" Saracen Myst - Maribor World Cup DH 2019 Bike Check: Danny Hart's 29/27.5" Saracen Myst - Maribor World Cup DH 2019
Take a look at Danny Hart's race rig for the first World Cup of the season.
James Smurthwaite    Apr 22, 2019
Bike Check: Magnus Manson's 29er Chrome Canyon Sender Bike Check: Magnus Manson's 29er Chrome Canyon Sender
Canadian champion Magnus Manson finally bagged himself a factory ride this year and will be riding a 29" Canyon Sender.
James Smurthwaite    Apr 21, 2019
Bike Check: Phil Atwill’s Cube Two15 HPA 29 - European Cup: Round 1 Maribor Bike Check: Phil Atwill’s Cube Two15 HPA 29 - European Cup: Round 1 Maribor
2019 sees Phil Atwill riding the 29" Cube Two15 HPA in a custom XXL sizing.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 10, 2019
Bike Check: Mick Hannah's Mixed Wheel Size Polygon XquarOne DH Bike Check: Mick Hannah's Mixed Wheel Size Polygon XquarOne DH
Add Mick to the list of riders experimenting with two different wheel diameters.
Aidan Oliver    Apr 4, 2019
Bike Check: Angel Suarez's YT Tues Bike Check: Angel Suarez's YT Tues
We caught up with Angel Suarez and his mechanic in Rotorua to check out his 2019 ride.
Paul Aston    Mar 18, 2019
Ridden & Rated: 29" DH Bikes From Intense, Saracen, GT & Devinci Ridden & Rated: 29" DH Bikes From Intense, Saracen, GT & Devinci
4 more World Cup proven downhill machines with big wheels. Can they top the Commencal?
Paul Aston    Mar 14, 2019
Review: The 2019 Saracen Myst 29" is Forgiving & Agile Review: The 2019 Saracen Myst 29" is Forgiving & Agile
Can a relatively simple single pivot design still hold its own against modern multi-pivot players?
Daniel Sapp    Mar 12, 2019
Bike Check: Christopher Grice's Specialized Demo - 2019 Windrock Pro GRT Bike Check: Christopher Grice's Specialized Demo - 2019 Windrock Pro GRT
This weekend Chris won the Junior Expert 15-16 category at Windrock by nearly 20 seconds in absolutely treacherous conditions.
Paul Aston    Mar 11, 2019
Review: The 2019 Devinci Wilson 29" is a Big Bike for Big Speed Review: The 2019 Devinci Wilson 29" is a Big Bike for Big Speed
The newest Devinci Wilson is a big mountain brawler that's not afraid to go fast.
Paul Aston    Feb 18, 2019
Review: GT's 2019 Fury 29" Combines 4-Bar & High Pivot Suspension Designs Review: GT's 2019 Fury 29" Combines 4-Bar & High Pivot Suspension Designs
Does the new Fury strike the perfect balance between a classic four-bar and a high-pivot bike with an idler wheel?
Richard Cunningham    Jan 23, 2019
Bike Check: Aaron Gwin's Intense M29 FRO Bike Check: Aaron Gwin's Intense M29 FRO
Now that it's official, here's a look at the 29-inch wheel DH bike he'll be racing this season
Paul Aston    Jan 14, 2019
Review: Intense's 2019 M29 is a DH Racing Thoroughbred Review: Intense's 2019 M29 is a DH Racing Thoroughbred
The Legend of M continues, but can it compete with the best DH bikes of 2019?
Paul Aston    Jan 10, 2019
Review: The 2019 Banshee Legend 29" Rewards Aggressive Riders Review: The 2019 Banshee Legend 29" Rewards Aggressive Riders
The 29" Legend was designed to be a high-speed race machine for taller, aggressive riders.
Paul Aston    Nov 7, 2018
Review: Cube's 29" Downhill Bike - the Two15 SL Review: Cube's 29" Downhill Bike - the Two15 SL
After making its debut on the World Cup DH circuit, Cube's 29" Two15 is now available to the general public.
Tristan Tinn    Sep 16, 2018
Bike Check: Gee Atherton's Trek Session 9.9 29 Bike Check: Gee Atherton's Trek Session 9.9 29
This bike was built for sending - take a closer look at Gee's ride for Red Bull Hardline.
Red Bull Bike    Sep 15, 2018
29 Bikes From Red Bull Hardline 2018 29 Bikes From Red Bull Hardline 2018
The world's best freeracers have assembled to take on one wild track.
YT Industries    Sep 5, 2018
The YT Mob's World Champs Bikes are Looking Gorgeous The YT Mob's World Champs Bikes are Looking Gorgeous
Aaron Gwin, Neko Mulally and Angel Suarez's custom YT Tues World Champs bikes have been lovingly painted for the one-off event.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 24, 2018
Bike Check: Tracey Hannah's Polygon XquareOne DH Bike Check: Tracey Hannah's Polygon XquareOne DH
The XquareOne DH doesn't look like anything else on the World Cup circuit.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 24, 2018
Bike Check: Jack Reading's Prototype Nicolai DH 29er Bike Check: Jack Reading's Prototype Nicolai DH 29er
There's another new 29er DH bike on the loose on the World Cup circuit - this one's an aluminum Nicolai.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 14, 2018
Bike Check: R-Dog's Hawaiian Theme Trek Session - Crankworx Whistler 2018 Bike Check: R-Dog's Hawaiian Theme Trek Session - Crankworx Whistler 2018
Ryan Howard named his custom painted freeride machine "Permanent Vacation."
Paul Aston    Aug 13, 2018
Review: Norco Aurum HSP1 29" Review: Norco Aurum HSP1 29"
The Aurum HSP is a incredible, high-performance machine that's built for speed.
Paul Aston    Jul 30, 2018
Review: Commencal's Supreme DH 29 is an Unflinching Race Weapon Review: Commencal's Supreme DH 29 is an Unflinching Race Weapon
Has Commencal created the ideal privateer downhill bike?
Rick Schubert Schubert    Jul 24, 2018
Bike Check: Joshua Barth's Solid Strike - European DH Cup 2018 Bike Check: Joshua Barth's Solid Strike - European DH Cup 2018
Joshua Barth's Solid Strike is an unofficial XXL size that he has taken back to back podiums with at the iXS European DH Cup.
Paul Aston    Jul 13, 2018
Bike Check: Adam Brayton's Scott Gambler - Andorra World Cup 2018 Bike Check: Adam Brayton's Scott Gambler - Andorra World Cup 2018
Brayton's Gambler is now running full Öhlins suspension, a custom painted frame, and of course a full complement of Hope's best components.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 6, 2018
Bike Check: Bernard Kerr's Pivot Phoenix DH - Val di Sole World Cup DH 2018 Bike Check: Bernard Kerr's Pivot Phoenix DH - Val di Sole World Cup DH 2018
Bernard Kerr is back aboard his 27.5" Pivot Phoenix in Val di Sole. We check out the finer details of his bike with his mechanic Bo MacArthur.
Rick Schubert Schubert    Jul 1, 2018
Bike Check: Kellys Bike Noid 90 29er - European DH Cup 2018 Bike Check: Kellys Bike Noid 90 29er - European DH Cup 2018
Rastislav Baranek's Kellys Bike Noid 90 29er has very adjustable geometry.
Paul Aston    Jun 23, 2018
Winning Downhill Bike Check - Crankworx Les Gets 2018 Winning Downhill Bike Check - Crankworx Les Gets 2018
This bike took the win today by 0.97s on the fast and loose Les Gets Downhill.
Rick Schubert Schubert    Jun 18, 2018
Bike Check: Max Hartenstern's Cube Two15 29er Prototype Bike Check: Max Hartenstern's Cube Two15 29er Prototype
It's the German shredder's first season in the World Cup Elite ranks and he's already posting top times. PB photographer Rick Schubert takes a look at his big-wheel DH racer.
Daniel Sapp    Jun 17, 2018
Bike Check: Charlie Harrison's Intense M29 FRO - Crankworx Innsbruck 2018 Bike Check: Charlie Harrison's Intense M29 FRO - Crankworx Innsbruck 2018
Charlie Harrison just placed third in DH at Crankworx Innsbruck. Check out his Intense M29 FRO.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 1, 2018
The World's Longest DH Bike: Isak Leivsson's Pole Machine 200 - Fort William World Cup 2018 The World's Longest DH Bike: Isak Leivsson's Pole Machine 200 - Fort William World Cup 2018
With big wheels, long chainstays, and a massive reach, Pole's prototype Machine 200 is one wild-looking ride.
Paul Aston    May 31, 2018
Ultimate Bike Check: Phil Atwill's Propain Rage Carbon 29" Ultimate Bike Check: Phil Atwill's Propain Rage Carbon 29"
Jump in and geek out on every single measurement, number, and pressure of Phil Atwill's race bike.
Trevor Lyden    May 10, 2018
Bike Check: Jordie Lunn's YT Tues - Black Sage FEST 2018 Bike Check: Jordie Lunn's YT Tues - Black Sage FEST 2018
How does a downhill pro turned freerider set up his bike? Rough AF.
Trevor Lyden    May 8, 2018
Bike Check: Graham Agassiz's Kona Operator - Black Sage FEST 2018 Bike Check: Graham Agassiz's Kona Operator - Black Sage FEST 2018
Aggy is a firm believer that 26" ain't dead and we recently caught up with him at Black Sage to check out his custom Kona Operator.
Trevor Lyden    May 7, 2018
Bike Check: DJ Brandt's Mongoose Boot'r - Black Sage FEST 2018 Bike Check: DJ Brandt's Mongoose Boot'r - Black Sage FEST 2018
DJ Brandt is an up-and-coming freerider, but from his recent performances, it's safe to say he's officially arrived.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 21, 2018
Bike Check: Brook Macdonald's Mondraker Summum - Lošinj DH World Cup 2018 Bike Check: Brook Macdonald's Mondraker Summum - Lošinj DH World Cup 2018
Brook placed first in time training and in qualifying - can he keep the train rolling onto the podium tomorrow?
Daniel Sapp    Apr 19, 2018
Bike Check: Sam Blenkinsop's Norco Aurum HSP 29er - Lošinj DH World Cup 2018 Bike Check: Sam Blenkinsop's Norco Aurum HSP 29er - Lošinj DH World Cup 2018
Sam Blenkinsop is starting the 2018 World Cup DH season aboard Norco's new Aurum HSP, running 29" wheels. We checked in with him to see how he has it set up to handle the rocks in Croatia.
Alex Evans    Apr 19, 2018
Bike Check: Greg Williamson's Full Carbon Unno Ever - Lošinj DH World Cup 2018 Bike Check: Greg Williamson's Full Carbon Unno Ever - Lošinj DH World Cup 2018
The one-size-fits-all Carbon UNNO Ever is arguably one of the best-looking bikes out there, but how does Greg Williamson have his set up? We find out.
Pinkbike Staff    Apr 19, 2018
Saracen's New 29er DH Monster Isn't Available To Buy (Just Yet...) Saracen's New 29er DH Monster Isn't Available To Buy (Just Yet...)
Madison Saracen reveals a brand new 27.5 and 29 Myst bike only available for team riders Danny Hart, Matt Walker and Alex Marin. Saracen have promised the bike will be ready for public release at a later date.
Rick Schubert Schubert    Apr 15, 2018
Bike Check: Laurie Greenland's Mondraker Summum at the iXS European DH Cup Bike Check: Laurie Greenland's Mondraker Summum at the iXS European DH Cup
Laurie Greenland is off to a strong start aboard his Mondraker Summum, taking the win at the iXS European DH Cup.
Paul Aston    Mar 23, 2018
Bike Check: Casey Brown's Trek Session - Crankworx Rotorua 2018 Bike Check: Casey Brown's Trek Session - Crankworx Rotorua 2018
Dean the Sardine is keeping Casey company on her customized frame, fresh out of Trek's Project One paint shop.
Paul Aston    Mar 23, 2018
Bike Check: Eliot Jackson's DVO Sprung Giant Glory - Crankworx Rotorua 2018 Bike Check: Eliot Jackson's DVO Sprung Giant Glory - Crankworx Rotorua 2018
Eliot gives us a rundown of his new race bike for 2018, including prototype internals for the DVO dampers.
Brian Park    Mar 9, 2018
Jackson Goldstone's Pint-Sized Custom Trek Session - Bike Check & Interview Jackson Goldstone's Pint-Sized Custom Trek Session - Bike Check & Interview
Jackson is now being supported by Trek, and we caught up with him at Pinkbike's Squamish HQ to check out his new extra-small Trek Session.
Ross Bell    Feb 22, 2018
Bike Check: Danny Hart's Saracen Myst Bike Check: Danny Hart's Saracen Myst
Danny Hart's change from Mondraker to Madison Saracen has been plain sailing so far, and he shares some details about how he's got his 2018 race bike set up.
Cameron Mackenzie    Jan 15, 2018
Bike Check: Cole Lucas and Sam Robbie's Intense M16 Bikes - New Zealand National DH Series Bike Check: Cole Lucas and Sam Robbie's Intense M16 Bikes - New Zealand National DH Series
We check out two Intense M16 bikes ridden by two of the fastest New Zealand junior downhill racers.
Cameron Mackenzie    Jan 7, 2018
Bike Check: Keegan Wright's Devinci Wilson - New Zealand National DH Series Bike Check: Keegan Wright's Devinci Wilson - New Zealand National DH Series
Keegan's 2018 season is shaping up to be another gangbusters trip around the world, racing select downhill World Cups in addition to his full EWS schedule. We took the opportunity to take a look at his new downhill rig.
Vernon Felton    Aug 24, 2017
Tahnée Seagrave's New Transition TR11 - Val di Sole World Cup 2017 Tahnée Seagrave's New Transition TR11 - Val di Sole World Cup 2017
Ross Bell gets the inside line on Transition's new carbon downhill machine.
Transition Bikes    Aug 2, 2017
Transition's New TR Eleven Carbon DH Bike Transition's New TR Eleven Carbon DH Bike
Transition have added a new downhill bike to their lineup, and this one goes to 11.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 29, 2017
Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon - Review Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon - Review
The Phoenix DH is one of the lightest downhill bikes in existence, but how does it ride?
Mike Kazimer    May 25, 2017
Trek Session 27.5 - First Look Trek Session 27.5 - First Look
The new Session 27.5 gets the longer, lower, and slacker treatment along with an updated frame design.
Richard Cunningham    May 13, 2017
Spy Shots of Tahnée Seagrave's New Transition T11 - Fort William BDS Spy Shots of Tahnée Seagrave's New Transition T11 - Fort William BDS
The DH racer that Transition fans have been waiting for: carbon chassis, new suspension and a stunning profile
Paul Aston    Mar 13, 2017
Canyon Sender - Review Canyon Sender - Review
We spent a solid six months thrashing Canyon's new Sender. How did it hold up? *updated
AJ Barlas    Feb 27, 2017
Morpheus Conspiracy - Review Morpheus Conspiracy - Review
We put Morpheus' carbon downhill bike to the test.
AJ Barlas    Dec 12, 2016
Devinci Wilson Carbon SL - Review Devinci Wilson Carbon SL - Review
We put Devinci's flagship DH machine to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 28, 2016
Specialized Demo 8 I Alloy - Review Specialized Demo 8 I Alloy - Review
We find out how the base model of Specialized's Alloy Demo 8 fared after a steady diet of lift-served bike park laps.
Paul Aston    Oct 4, 2016
Saracen Myst Team Carbon - Review Saracen Myst Team Carbon - Review
Part for part, gram for gram: the same machine that the Madison-Saracen team is riding.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 25, 2016
Commencal Supreme DH V4 World Cup - Review Commencal Supreme DH V4 World Cup - Review
We put Commencal's wild new DH machine to the test.
Mike Levy    Jul 11, 2016
Rocky Mountain Maiden World Cup - Review Rocky Mountain Maiden World Cup - Review
A lot of carbon fiber, BOS suspension front and rear, and the ability to run either 26'' or 27.5'' wheels makes the new Maiden an interesting bike. But do those things also make it a winner?
Mike Kazimer    Dec 13, 2015
Intense M16C Pro Build - Review Intense M16C Pro Build - Review
We put Intense's first carbon fiber DH bike to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 11, 2015
Review: YT Tues CF Comp Review: YT Tues CF Comp
Can the Tues CF's performance match its excellent price? We find out.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 3, 2015
Santa Cruz V10 C - Review Santa Cruz V10 C - Review
The V10 C is ready to rumble with 8.5" of travel, 27.5" wheels, and a full carbon frame.
Paul Aston    May 19, 2015
Scott Voltage FR 710 - Review Scott Voltage FR 710 - Review
One of the first park-specific freeride bikes, the Voltage continues to define the genre.
Paul Aston    Feb 23, 2015
Solid Strike Black Star - Review Solid Strike Black Star - Review
The Strike might have an impressively reasonable price tag, but does it perform on the mountain?
Mike Levy    Dec 29, 2014
Antidote Lifeline DH - Review Antidote Lifeline DH - Review
The Lifeline DH is carbon fiber downhill exotica straight out of Poland, but does being different also mean being better?
Mike Kazimer    Oct 6, 2014
Banshee Darkside - Review Banshee Darkside - Review
The Darkside, Banshee's 180mm park bike, gets put to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 25, 2014
Airborne Toxin - Review Airborne Toxin - Review
Can a budget freeride bike handle the Whistler Bike Park?
Mike Kazimer    Jul 28, 2014
Transition TR500 - Review Transition TR500 - Review
We take Transition's latest downhill bike out to see what it can handle.
Alasdair MacLennan    Nov 11, 2013
Maxim Maya - First Ride Maxim Maya - First Ride
As affordable as a true downhill bike gets. Maxim Bikes claim: "World Cup Performance"
Alasdair MacLennan    Aug 5, 2013
Scott Gambler 20 - Review Scott Gambler 20 - Review
Scott's mid-priced Gambler has World Cup Downhill DNA and is spec'ed to impress.
Mike Levy    Jul 22, 2013
Nukeproof Pulse - Review Nukeproof Pulse - Review
We put Nukeproof's new Pulse to the test to find out how the 210mm travel bike performs.
Mike Levy    Jul 1, 2013
GT Fury Review GT Fury Review
When was the last time a single pivot, aluminum downhill bike has caused such a commotion? We test GT's 2014 Fury to find out if their already successful design makes sense for riders who don't sport the Atherton surname.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 24, 2013
Banshee Legend MKII Review Banshee Legend MKII Review
The Legend MKII was designed with one goal in mind - going downhill. Fast.
Mike Levy    Sep 17, 2012
Specialized Status II Review Specialized Status II Review
We review Specialized's $3,100 Status II to see if the affordable DH bike can keep up with its more expensive competition.
Mike Levy    Aug 6, 2012
Devinci Wilson SL Review Devinci Wilson SL Review
We ride Devinci's top tier Wilson SL downhill bike to find out just how fast the Canadian-made race bike actually is.
Matt Wragg    Jul 31, 2012
2013 Scott Gambler - First Ride 2013 Scott Gambler - First Ride
Scott's redesign of its premier downhill racer breaks the rules and puts in an impressive performance.
Brad Walton    Jun 20, 2012
Norco Aurum 2 Review Norco Aurum 2 Review
We test the $3550 Norco Aurum 2 to find out how their base model downhill bike fares in the real world.
Brad Walton    Feb 20, 2012
Kona Entourage Review Kona Entourage Review
Kona refines their look for 2012, but that's not all. See our impression of the new breed of Kona gravity sled with a thorough test of the Entourage.
Mike Levy    Jan 6, 2012
Scott Voltage FR 20 Review Scott Voltage FR 20 Review
Scott's Voltage FR 20 combines adjustability and burliness into a 180mm travel package the goes for a reasonable $2399 USD, but how does it perform on the trail?
Mike Levy    Nov 23, 2011
Trek Session 9.9 Review Trek Session 9.9 Review
Does Trek's 35lb carbon fiber downhill bike live up to the hype? We've spent the last few months aboard it to find out.
Derek Smith    Oct 6, 2011
Transition TR250 - Reviewed Transition TR250 - Reviewed
We review Transition's TR250 mini DH bike. Find out what we think about it after throwing it off some drops and jumps!
Brad Walton    Oct 4, 2011
Cove 2012 STD - Preview Cove 2012 STD - Preview
That menacing STD is back, and this time it doesn't seem like anything is going to keep it from spreading... to every trail you can throw at it! Cove has refined nearly every bike in their lineup for 2012, with the STD to be the last to see the subtle yet practical revisions. Have a look at how Cove plans to infect freeriders for 2012!
Mike Levy    Aug 30, 2011
Lapierre DH-720 Review Lapierre DH-720 Review
Pinkbike puts Lapierre's unconventional looking DH-720 downhill bike through the ringer. Find out how it fared inside!
Reece Wallace    Aug 18, 2011
Santa Cruz V-10 Carbon Review Santa Cruz V-10 Carbon Review
Pinkbike puts Santa Cruz's V-10 Carbon through the ringer in this long-term test. Find out how the bike fared inside.
Fraser Britton    Jun 13, 2011
Intense M9 FRO Review Intense M9 FRO Review
The latest version of the most storied downhill racer of all time can be custom tuned to win at any venue in the world.
Alasdair MacLennan    Jun 8, 2011
Saracen Myst Downhill Racer Review Saracen Myst Downhill Racer Review
Saracen's eight-inch-travel Myst looks to make downhill racing a more affordable adventure, but how does this $3783 race bike bike perform on the track?.
Mike Levy    Dec 10, 2010
Morewood Kalula Review Morewood Kalula Review
The 7" travel Morewood Kalula is based on the much heralded Makulu race bike, even sporting the same low leverage linkage design, but is much more of a free spirit than its bigger brother could ever hope to be.

We've spent months in B.C.'s best bike parks getting to know the Kalula's fun loving personality and inside you can read up on our impressions.

Dunbar Cycles    Oct 21, 2010
2011 Devinci Wilson Review 2011 Devinci Wilson Review
Devinci's new and much anticipated 2011 Wilson has been generating an incredible amount of buzz, and rightfully so, as the new bike is a complete redesign with the help of suspension guru Dave Weagle. That's all well and good, but some trail time is what we all really want to hear about. We were fortunate enough to be able to put in some hot laps at Whistler and then keep the new Wilson for six weeks of thrashing on our local B.C. mountains. Inside you can read the first test of the 2011 Wilson, check out all of the photos, and watch three videos!

Read on,
Mike Levy    Sep 17, 2010
Lapierre DH720 Review Lapierre DH720 Review
We've had plenty of time on Lapierre's DH-720 downhill bike and inside you can read up on what we think of this impressive looking French speed machine.


Read on...
Mark Wood    Aug 25, 2010
Xprezo Furax DH Race Bike Review Xprezo Furax DH Race Bike Review
by Mark Wood

It’s been six years now that the Canadian bike brand Xprezo Cycles have been hand welding race performance bikes out of their Bromont, Quebec factory. Producing less than 1000 frames per year, their focus is on craftsmanship. Described as "high performance, low maintenance" by Antoine Larose, Brand Manager of Xprezo and coach of the QC Provincial DH Team, they presently produce 12 different bikes ranging from featherlite chromoly road bikes and hardtails to full suspension models, ranging from XC, to AM, FR and now DH. What makes the new DH offering special, besides its slack angles and low slung chassis, is its use of Chromo on the rear triangle and seat mast, giving the bike a unique look and some dynamic ride characteristics.

After three months of heavy use, the bike did a number of things well, most aptly, going fast...
Jordan Holmes    Mar 22, 2010
2010 Rocky Mountain Flatline World Cup - Review 2010 Rocky Mountain Flatline World Cup - Review
I had been looking forward to putting some time on Rocky Mountain's new 2010 Flatline since my first introduction at Crankworx '09 in Whistler. The original design was a bit portly and only excelled on the hairiest of tracks, but this new version was said to be an entirely different beast. With less weight and a revised LC2R suspension system, the new and improved Flatline looks to remedy those issues while still holding onto its title as king of the gnarly terrain.

Read On...
Tyler Maine    Mar 18, 2010
2010 Norco Empire 5 SE Review 2010 Norco Empire 5 SE Review
Source: Reece Wallace

Norco has really stepped it up this year. They have introduced many new bikes that are absolutely killing it in the free ride and slope style scene, and the 2010 Norco Empire 5 SE is no exception. Norco has worked with their engineers, product designers, and team riders to create the ultimate bikes designed for performance when you need it most. But has this bike lived up to all the hype that Norco and everyone is giving it?

Read on to find out!
Tyler Maine    Feb 24, 2010
Basic Suspension Setup for DH Bikes - Part 1 Basic Suspension Setup for DH Bikes - Part 1
Source: Transition Bikes

Winter is winding down in most places (unless you live in the PNW and in which case, it totally passed us by this year) and a lot of you are chomping at the bit to get out on your DH bikes again. Your bike could likely use a little early season set up and today Lars is gonna take you through a general suspension set up for your DH steed.

Video inside,
Jason Peters    Feb 9, 2010
Team X Fusion-Intense bike check: Intense 951 Team X Fusion-Intense bike check: Intense 951
When Intense first showed off their 951 DH bike, rider's jaws dropped. Check out the X Fusion Intense 951s inside as well as the down low on the sick graphic kits that have been popping up on a few pro's 951s courtesy of HieroglyphFX.

Pics and info inside,
Derek Smith    Nov 27, 2009
SX Trail 1 Long Term Review SX Trail 1 Long Term Review
With several months in the saddle and many miles on the tires, it's fair to say that this riding season has been no different than most. Endless winter days spent working a shovel to get lines dialed, finally paid off when the sun started shining and it was time to ride! It has been some time since the preview of the 2009 SX trail ran, and since then, this bike has seen it all! From steep, white knuckle downhills, fast technical trails, to groomed resort runs, and even some rides up. There have been moments to remember, and some that I just can't seem to forget.

Read on for the full story behind the 2009 SX Trail 1.
Jordan Holmes    Nov 10, 2009
Yeti 303R-DH - Review Yeti 303R-DH - Review
In the 303R-DH preview we gave you all of the information and facts about the 303R-DH, however we left you hanging when it came to information on how it rides. Looks and technology only come into play so much when you're looking into purchasing a bike, and most riders will find themselves asking other riders what they think of this bike or that bike. In order to skip you having to talk to your best friend's, sister's, boyfriend's dad who has an old Yeti, I am going to tell you exactly what my impressions of the Yeti 303R-DH were.

Video and details inside,
Jordan Holmes    Aug 8, 2009
2010 Kona Stab Supreme - Exclusive look. 2010 Kona Stab Supreme - Exclusive look.
Arguably the most talked about bike from Kona's line up is the Stab Supreme. The Stab Supreme sets the bar as Kona's high end downhill bike, and for 2010 it has not only lost some weight, but got some component changes, and frame refinements that make it a contender on the downhill scene for the 2010 race season.

Full Specs, Photos, Changes
Jordan Holmes    Aug 8, 2009
2010 Kona Stinky Deluxe - Specs, Changes, Photos. 2010 Kona Stinky Deluxe - Specs, Changes, Photos.
The Stinky Deluxe is the highest end freeride orientated bike that Kona produces. This year Kona has taken a more all mountain approach to this freeride rig, and have equipped it with a versatile line up of components, some heavy duty, some light duty.

Click here for info on the 2010 Stinky Deluxe...
Jordan Holmes    Jul 28, 2009
Yeti 303R DH - Linear Rail Technology! Yeti 303R DH - Linear Rail Technology!
Most people would use the reference "tribe" to describe a civilization hiding deep in the South African jungle, that only feed off of fire ants and boiled frogs. However, there is one company inside the cycling industry that refers to their customer basis as the Tribe. They come from all walks of life - racers, artists, hippies, adventure junkies, beer swillers, priests, lawyers, construction workers, shamans, cops, robbers, and buddhists. If you, or your friends own a Yeti, then you're part of the tribe.

Yeti has a specific patent for their own bikes that utilizes rail technology to control shock rates, and wheel paths. The 303 and 303R-DH are the two bikes that share this technology.

Click here for more info on Linear rail technology, and the 303R-DH...
Derek Smith    Jun 24, 2009
Specialized SX Trail 1 - Preview Specialized SX Trail 1 - Preview
With the warmer weather we have been getting lately, it seems the riding season may have finally arrived! What better way to start a new season, than with a new ride! Specialized has worked hard to improve their SX Trail line-up, and this is what they have come up with.

So the question is, how does one take an already accomplished bike, and make it better? Well for starters, why not make it lighter? Stiffer rear end? And why not throw some all new 2009 parts onto it? If this doesn't get your heart going, you may want to see a doctor. Click here to get all the details on the new generation of SX Trail bikes.

Read on for more information...
Tyler Maine    Jun 22, 2009
2009 Norco Team DH 2009 Norco Team DH
In the past if you wanted a top spec’d DH race bike you had to go out of your way to build it up with competitive parts that would help you win races. Quite a few companies were making nice complete bikes, but no one was making a no holds barred, spec’d to the max “stock” bike. This meant that you would have to buy the bike that was closest to what you wanted or go buy the frame of your choice and build it up from there. The process of spec’ing your DH race bike is the most costly thing you can do when getting ready for the season. What if you could buy a whole bike that was fully race ready and no spec had been over looked? Just drop the cash, roll out and pin it!

This is where the new Norco Team DH comes into its own. Learn more about this WC DH Spec’d race machine inside…
Mike Levy    Jun 16, 2009
Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro - Reviewed Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro - Reviewed
Our Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro test bike has been with us for many months now and has seen nearly every sort of terrain one could imagine. From moonscape rock, to cold and wet B.C. forests, the Flatline has both saved me and punished me on too many occasions to count. No matter where I brought it, attention was sure to follow. With it's unique lines and personality I was questioned at nearly every trailhead and parking lot. No more need for questions though, read the review and watch the videos to see what we thought of Rocky's flagship DH bike!

2 HD videos inside!

Read on...
Tyler Maine    Apr 20, 2009
Sea Otter - Tyler Morland's Turner DW DHR Sea Otter - Tyler Morland's Turner DW DHR
Tyler Morland is one of Canada's best known DH racers and is also known for building some of the wizziest bikes you'll see rolling the trails. Working for SRAM has its benefits for sure, as does being an athlete under the Troy Lee Designs umbrella. We ran into Tyler a few days ago when he was building up his all new Turner DW DHR race bike and posted a few pics for you to drool over. Now we were able to corner him and take a really close look at his bike and do an interview too.

Pics and interview video inside!
Kevin Menard    Apr 13, 2009
Transition Bikes New TR450 DH Prototype Transition Bikes New TR450 DH Prototype
The Transition TR450 is designed as a dedicated downhill racing machine. Factory rider Lars Sternberg, along with other select riders, will be rallying the frame all season. Transition expects production models to be ready sometime early winter 2009 for the 2010 race season.

Read on for more pics and video on the new bike!
Simon Paton    Feb 25, 2009
2Stage Elite 9 (dual rear shock) bike test 2Stage Elite 9 (dual rear shock) bike test
"I'll have an "E" please Bob", was a famous quip on Blockbusters quiz show that ran for ages here in the U.K. Basically the challenge was two contestants pitted against one, was two heads better than one? Maybe... Our question today is are two shocks better than one?

2Stage Bikes of New Zealand is asking that question today...
Mike Levy    Jan 5, 2009
Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro: Preview of a Review Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro: Preview of a Review
What is long, squishy, and white and red? No, not that candy cane that you just found under the couch cushion...although I'm sure that is still ok to eat. What I'm talking about is Rocky Mountain's new top flight Flatline Pro DH bike. Don't get too excited as the review is still a ways off, but due to sheer boredom (the large amount of snow will do that to me) I've put together a little "preview to a review" article to get your blood flowing during these cold winter nights. Inside we have got Wade Simmons on video from 'Vegas to give us the low down on the Flatline, as well as far too many pictures!

Read on.....
Simon Paton    Jan 22, 2008
Bionicon Edison Ltd  - Bike test. Bionicon Edison Ltd - Bike test.
2 for 1 is always a great offer in the supermarkets / hypermarkets when it comes to the weekly provisions. Never something you see in your local bike store is it? Until now that is, welcome to the Bionicon Edison.

You know the score, as you're on this site and you're reading these words so there is no pulling the wool over your eyes. I can’t just say this is the best trail bike you’ll ever ride, or that I have ever ridden. That don’t cut the mustard so I’d better spend the next hour or two of my time explaining why. Please grab a seat, a cup of tea and a biscuit and have a dunk, this will only take you 5 minutes.

 
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